GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 8970M vs 780M


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

BioShock Infinite, Crysis 3, Dead Space 3, Diablo III and 1 more


Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

PassMark, 3DMark 11 Graphics, 3DMark Vantage Graphics and 3DMark06

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

PassMark Direct Compute and CLBenchmark Raytrace

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks and Compute Performance

Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M  based on its gaming, benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 8970M

Reasons to consider the
AMD Radeon HD 8970M

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Much better CLBenchmark raytrace score 171,969 vs 126,734 More than 35% better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Higher clock speed 850 MHz vs 771 MHz More than 10% higher clock speed
Higher turbo clock speed 900 MHz vs 797 MHz Around 15% higher turbo clock speed
Better face detection score 56.53 mPixels/s vs 35.7 mPixels/s Around 60% better face detection score
Front view of GeForce GTX 780M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 780M

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Significantly better 3DMark06 score 23,381.5 vs 18,211.5 Around 30% better 3DMark06 score
Significantly higher texture rate 98.7 GTexel/s vs 68 GTexel/s More than 45% higher texture rate
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 27,258 vs 20,876 More than 30% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Significantly more texture mapping units 128 vs 80 48 more texture mapping units
Significantly better manhattan score 3,715.82 vs 2,321.43 More than 60% better manhattan score
Significantly better T-Rex score 3,060.34 vs 1,938.41 Around 60% better T-Rex score
Much higher dead space 3 framerate 143.9 fps vs 95.35 fps More than 50% higher dead space 3 framerate
Significantly higher diablo III framerate 186.1 fps vs 115.8 fps More than 60% higher diablo III framerate
More shading units 1,536 vs 1,280 256 more shading units
Higher crysis 3 framerate 29.25 fps vs 22 fps Around 35% higher crysis 3 framerate
Slightly better PassMark direct compute score 2,176 vs 1,864 More than 15% better PassMark direct compute score
Slightly higher memory clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,200 MHz Around 5% higher memory clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 8970M vs GeForce GTX 780M

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

CompuBench 1.5 (Bitcoin mining)

Radeon HD 8970M
273.24 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 780M
89.84 mHash/s

GFXBench 3.0 (T-Rex)

Radeon HD 8970M
GeForce GTX 780M

GFXBench 3.0 (Manhattan)

Radeon HD 8970M
GeForce GTX 780M

BioShock Infinite 1920 x 1080 - Ultra preset + DX11 (DDOF)

Radeon HD 8970M
40.55 fps
GeForce GTX 780M
46.6 fps


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seems silly when the 780m is twice the price of the 8970m. You can get a 8970m crossfire laptop for almost the same price as a single 780m laptop.
The 780m is more powerful than than the 8970m. I have tried both, and the 780m gets about 13 more frames (on high setting, 4x msaa) on games like Far Cry 3 and Crysis.
This is because 780m is more resistant on game fluctuations
amd 8970m victoria ante 770m
tal vez las hd 8870 gane por varios aspectos pero siempre ira acompañada de chips amd que no se comparan nada a los de intel asi que por esta razon gana la 770m
amd radeon HD 8970m won but in Gaming N/A there is mistake
Why GTX 780M WIN? I think Radeon 8970M should win.
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